PRIVACY NOTICE & COOKIES POLICY
Effective May 24, 2018
Here at PonderingsWithSharona/MidLife Women Dancing With Change, we want to let you know that we’re committed in maintaining the trust and confidence of our visitors to our website www.MidLifeWomenDancingWithChange.com.
It’s important that we let you know that PonderingsWithSharona/MidLife Women Dancing With Change is not and never has been in the business or practice of selling, renting or trading email list with other companies and businesses for marketing purposes. That has never been our philosophy or practice and will never be in the future.
This is an important document where we share lots of detailed information as to what we do with your information that we collect, why we collect your personal information, how we use it, the limited conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure. (You might want to take a moment to get something to drink while you’re reading this.)
Here you’ll find information on how we treat data that we collect from visitors to our website, or when someone subscribes to our newsletter and/or free offers.
Visitors to our Website
When someone visits www.MidLifeWomenDancingWithChange.com. we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.
The website has been built using WordPress, which places one ‘session cookie’ on your computer when you arrive on the website. This is a session cookie which tells the website that you are the same person requesting the webpages, and not a new visitor to each page. This cookie does not identify you personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you. Further information is available in the WordPress Codex, see WordPress Cookies https://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Cookies
You can find more information on how cookies are used on this website in the Cookies Policy below.
If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.
Information we may collect from you
The way we collect information about you is information that you have provided by filling in forms on our website www.MidLifeWomenDancingWithChange.com. (our site.) This includes information provided at the time of requesting any free offer, signing up for programs and/or newsletters and/or filling out our popup forms, and/or subscribing to our service, posting and/or requesting information about PonderingsWithSharona/MidLife Women Dancing With Change and the content of this website.
If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence. We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you don’t have to respond to them.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
How we use the information
The information that you share with us is used in the following ways:
- To send you our newsletters on a weekly/monthly basis
- To provide you with information, products and/or services that you request from us and which we feel may be of interest you
- To notify you about any changes to our programs and/or services
- To let you know of any upcoming programs or events that might be of interest to you
- We do not sell, rent and/or share any information about our visitors to our website.
We use a third party provider, MailChimp, to deliver our newsletter and emails. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our newsletter. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice.
You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or by emailing our data protection Officer, Sharona ES at Info@MidLifeWomenDancingWithChange.com.
Links to Other Web Sites
Access to Your Personal Information
All emails sent through our Marketing List (handled by MailChimp) have an unsubscribe link at the bottom to remove your from our list and opt-out of any future emails. You can also unsubscribe from this list by emailing to our data protection officer, Claudette Chenevert at Info@MidLifeWomenDancingWithChange.com.
You are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that we hold. Email your request to Info@MidLifeWomenDancingWithChange.com.
What are cookies?
What are cookies used for?
The main purposes for which cookies are used is for technical purposes essential to effective operation of our websites, particularly in relation to on-line transactions and site navigation. These cookies also remember choices you make to improve your experience while navigating our website. By using the Website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
How long are cookies stored for?
Persistent cookies – these cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.
Session cookies – these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
Third party cookies
These cookies allow third parties to track the success of their application or customize the application for you. Because of how cookies work we cannot access these cookies, nor can the third parties access the data in cookies used on our site.
For example, if you choose to ‘share’ content through Twitter or other social networks you might be sent cookies from these websites. We don’t control the setting of these cookies, so please check those websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.
The website has been built using WordPress, which places one ‘session cookie’ on your computer when you arrive on the website. This is a session cookie which tells the website that you are the same person requesting the webpages, and not a new visitor to each page. This cookie does not identify you personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you. Further information is available in the WordPress Codex, see WordPress Cookies.
Paypal uses the PYPF cookie to pass our information over to them when you click on a button to send us a payment. None of your personal data is captured on our site, all of it is submitted at the PayPal site. Paypal then shares your data so we know it was you who issued the payment to us. If you have cookies turned off, then our payment buttons may not work correctly.
When someone visits www.MidLifeWomenDancingWithChange.com site, we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. Further information is available at Google Analytics
To read more about cookies, you can go to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
How do I disable cookies?
If you want to disable cookies you need to change your website browser settings to reject cookies. How you can do this will depend on the browser you use. Further details on how to disable cookies for the most popular browsers are set out below: –
For Microsoft Internet Explorer:
- Choose the menu “tools” then “Internet Options”
- Click on the “privacy” tab
- Select the setting the appropriate setting
For Google Chrome:
- Choose Settings> Advanced
- Under “Privacy and security,” click “Content settings”.
- Click “Cookies”
- Choose Preferences > Privacy
- Click on “Remove all Website Data”
For Mozilla Firefox:
- Choose the menu “tools” then “Options”
- Click on the icon “privacy”
- Find the menu “cookie” and select the relevant options